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Sports figures not inclined to talk about their politics

Updated: September 4, 2008, 2:08 PM ET
By Paula Lavigne | ESPN

Even though pro sports execs and athletes have given more money to presidential candidates, few were willing to offer public praise.

No one in the NBA, NFL, NASCAR or MLB executive offices would comment on their donations.

Yet that's not to say that the leagues aren't talking politics. They pay lobbyists to court members of Congress, and they donate to both sides of the aisle.

Major League Baseball has a political action committee that has donated ...

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